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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash with SUV

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in a collision between a SUV and motorcycle on Stowell Road in Santa Maria.
A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in a collision between a SUV and motorcycle on Stowell Road in Santa Maria. Noozhawk.com

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Wednesday when he slammed into the side of a vehicle in Santa Maria, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Personnel from the Santa Maria police and fire departments, along with American Medical Response, were dispatched at 9:23 a.m. to West Stowell Road, west of Broadway.

The male motorcyclist was driving east on Stowell Road when he collided with a Toyota SUV that was turning left into a shopping center, police Sgt. Jesus Valle said.

The motorcycle ended up several yards away from the impact point and debris from the collision was scattered across Stowell Road. The motorcyclist was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.

The female driver of the Toyota was evaluated at the scene by AMR crews, but she did not appear to be injured.

Police expected the segment of Stowell Road would remain closed for up to three hours while members of the department’s Traffic Bureau investigated the incident.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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